Saturday, April 19, 2014

New Documentary “Ingredients” Looks at the Local Food Movement

The American food system is nearing a state of crisis. Ingredients is a documentary that is sweeping the US. It explores the failings of the industrial food model, and how the local food movement is gaining momentum as a far better alternative. The film presents a refreshing look at food from the standpoint of sustainability, safety, flavor, nutrition, culture, and community.

By shifting to locally grown foods, you improve your health and lower your risk of illness, while benefitting the environment and your local economy

As a culture, Americans have lost their primal connection to their food and to the earth. Consuming local foods helps reestablish this connection

America’s addiction to cheap foods is taking a heavy toll on their health, as well as wasting resources and adversely impacting the planet

“Cheap food” is actually quite expensive when you factor in hidden costs such as subsidies, health care, fossil fuel usage, and environmental cleanup. Read complete article.

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